Boat Camping

May 13, 2021

Spend a night under the stars at Lake Roosevelt. Group and developed campgrounds are reservation only. Primitive boat-in campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Amenities and fees vary throughout the year, so please check our Fees page for the latest updates before the traveling to the area. Park operations continue to adapt to changing conditions while maintaining public access, particularly outdoor spaces. Additional facilities will reopen as we have the capacity to properly care for them under Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Park Service (NPS) public health guidelines.

The National Park Service continues to closely monitor and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Washington State and local officials to recreate responsibly at Lake Roosevelt.

 

Learn and Explore

Sail, and then sleep, under the stars with our developed boat-in campgrounds. There is no camping fee at boat-in campgrounds. There is a fee for boat launch permits.

Before you set sail, take a look at our advice for boating on the lake. Did you know we have specific boat camping regulations? Last, but not least, make sure you're aware of potential aquatic invasive species both in and outside of the area.

 

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Boat-in Campgrounds

Boat-in campgrounds are designated spaces for boaters to camp on the shoreline. Typically, these campgrounds have picnic tables, fire pits, and vault toilets. Amenities vary by campground.

The table below lists the information for each boat-in campground.
Campground Number of Sites Vault Toilet Water Boat Dock
Summer Island 6 (six) yes no yes
Enterprise 13 (thirteen) yes no no
Crystal Cove 3 (three) yes no no
Ponderosa 8 (eight) yes no no
Detillion 12 (twelve) yes no yes
Sterling Point 5 (five) yes no no
Penix Canyon 3 (three) yes no yes
Goldsmith 3 (three) yes no no
Plum Point 4 (four) yes no yes
 

Shoreline Camping

Boaters can also choose a space along the shoreline to set up camp.

You cannot shoreline camp within ½ mile of the nearest developed area. Developed areas are those maintained by the NPS, such as marinas, parking areas, campgrounds, and boat launches. This does not include boaters possessing a valid boat moorage agreement with an authorized concessionaire or community access point for moorage.

There are special regulations for shoreline camping – please see our Boat Camping Regulations.

 

Last updated: July 7, 2021

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Mailing Address:

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
1008 Crest Drive

Coulee Dam, WA 99116

Phone:

509-754-7800
Please leave a detailed message if no one answers your call. Our rangers are often out talking to visitors.

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